Mozilla is reportedly planning to release Boot 2 Gecko; its open-source based mobile OS. However, the company announced that the Brazil will be the first country to have phones running B2G open source platform.
On Thursday, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs made the announcement in Sao Paulo, while highlighting the importance of the partnership with major carrier Telefonica, citing Brazilian site ZTop. Gary shared the elm on HTML5 and open web standards, should prove to be a practical way to get smartphone features on lower-end devices.
While supported phones have yet to be announced, we do know that they’ll be unlocked, as required by law in Brazil.
Based on HTML5, Boot to Gecko (BtG) was also shown running an Open Web Devices UI, at MWC show in February.
While the first Boot 2 Gecko (B2G) phones are scheduled to go on sale sometime in late 2012 or early 2013, other hardware and software details were not revealed. Though, we’ll keep our ears to the ground for your knowing pleasure. Stay tuned.